At least not *today*, but I did and it feels really good.
I was watching a review of another blog, where the reviewer mentioned that the blog in question was still on a blogspot.com subdomain. He pointed out that if your blog is on x.blogspot.com, you’re not really “owning” your space. So, I went to my search bar, changed to Whois and put in sephyroth.
As it turned out, sephyroth.net was available. So, I sent an IM to Snoskred asking what she thought about that domain; admittedly I wasn’t totally serious about getting it when I asked, and I was just kinda asking rhetorically. She thought it sounded nice and six minutes later, I’d already gotten through about 7 steps of the checkout process, given them my name and realized something important: I wasn’t faffing, I was just doing it because I wanted to do it; the domain was there, ready for the taking.
So, long story short, I am now the proud owner of sephyroth.net. Now, I have to adjust all my counters, etc. to ensure that they all know that I’m there now. There’s probably a lot more that I have to do with regards to sites that have my blog listed. One of them is my Technorati Profile <-- now that's how you should make a claim, no? 😉 But for right now, I am feeling really, really great about just saying I’m doing it and then *not* faffing on the decision when I was about ready to do it. By the way, all bookmarks that point to http://sephyroth.blogspot.com don’t necessarily need to be changed over to http://www.sephyroth.net because Blogger will automatically forward you to the new domain. Also, you need to include the www in the address, as that’s how it’s configured for now.